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August 30, 2014 – U.S. Para-Dressage Team Earns Top Accolades at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™

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U.S. Para-Dressage Team Earns Top Accolades at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™  

 

CAEN, NORMANDY, August 30, 2014 – The para-equestrian dressage competition at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) concluded on August 29. The U.S. Team led by Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt included: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan’s Willi Wesley; two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) and 2010 WEG athlete Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel; 2010 WEG athlete Susan Treabess (Winters, Calif.) and Kathryn Hill’s Kamiakin; and Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and her own Nice Touch. U.S. para-dressage athlete Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Reno’s Ozzy Cooper also contested as an individual at the WEG. The U.S. equestrians had multiple notable rides including three top ten finishes and an 11th place team accolade (beating out the 2012 Paralympic Equestrian Bronze winning team Ireland) out of 19 teams. The 2014 WEG was an exciting preview for the U.S. to showcase their new horse and rider combinations before the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

 

 

 

Para-Dressage final results and standings 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™

 

Team Medals

 

Gold: Great Britain, 456.024

Silver: Netherlands, 436.941

Bronze: Germany, 432.510

 

11. USA (Roxanne Trunnell/Nice Touch, Rebecca Hart/Schroeter’s Romani, Sydney Collier/Willi Wesley, Susan Treabess/Kamiakin), 407.042

 

Grade Ia Individual Results

Team test:

1. Sara Morganti/Royal Delight (ITA), 75.783%

2. Laurentia Tan/Ruben James 2 (SIN), 74.522%

Roxanne Trunnell and Nice Touch at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Photo (c) SusanJStickle.com
Roxanne Trunnell and Nice Touch at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Photo (c) SusanJStickle.com

3. Sophie Christiansen/Janeiro 6 (GBR), 74.261%

 

8. Nice Touch/Roxanne Trunnell (USA), 68.087%

 

Individual test:

Gold: Sophie Christiansen/Janeiro 6 (GBR), 77.565%

Silver: Sara Morganti/Royal Delight (ITA), 76.478%

Bronze: Laurentia Tan/Ruben James 2 (SIN), 75.087

 

8. Nice Touch/Roxanne Trunnell (USA), 69.435%

 

Freestyle test:

Gold: Sara Morganti/Royal Delight (ITA), 78.800%

Silver: Sophie Christiansen/Janeiro 6 (GBR), 77.550%

Bronze: Elke Philipp/Regaliz (GER), 76.750%

 

7. Nice Touch/Roxanne Trunnell (USA), 62.400%

 

Grade Ib Individual Results

Willi Wesley trots to a thirteenth-place finish and a score of 65.960 percent in the Grade Ib team test with rider Sydney Collier.
Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan’s Willi Wesley. Photo (c) SusuanJStickle.com

Team test:

1. Lee Pearson/Zion (GBR), 77.960%

2. Pepo Puch/Fine Feeling S (AUT), 76.520%

3. Silvia Veratti/Zadok (ITA), 72.000%

 

13. Sydney Collier/Willi Wesley (USA), 65.960%

 

Individual test:

Gold: Lee Pearson/Zion (GBR), 77.310%

Silver: Pepo Puch/Fine Feeling S (AUT), 74.793%

Bronze: Nicole den Dulk/Wallace (NED), 71.621

 

9. Sydney Collier/Willi Wesley (USA), 68.103%

 

Freestyle test:

Gold: Lee Pearson/Zion (GBR), 80.050%

Silver: Pepo Puch/Fine Feeling S (AUT), 78.000%

Bronze: Nicole den Dulk/Wallace (NED), 75.150%

 

Grade II Individual Results

Team test:

1. Natasha Baker/Cabral (GBR), 73.647%

Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Photo (c) SusanJStickle.com

2. Rixt van der Horst/Uniek (NED), 72.618%

3. Lauren Barwick/Off to Paris (CAN), 70.176%

 

7. Rebecca Hart/Schroeter’s Romani (USA), 67.971% (tied with Anthea Gunner-Dixon/Doncartier, NZL)

 

Individual test:

Gold: Rixt van der Horst/Uniek (NED), 72.457%

Silver: Natasha Baker/Cabral (GBR), 71.429%

Bronze: Lauren Barwick/Off to Paris (CAN), 70.914%

 

7. Rebecca Hart/Schroeter’s Romani (USA), 67.486%

 

Freestyle test:

Gold: Rixt van der Horst/Uniek (NED), 76.350%

Silver: Lauren Barwick/Off to Paris (CAN), 76.250%

Bronze: Demi Vermeulen/Vaness (NED), 71.900%

 

7. Rebecca Hart/Schroeter’s Romani (USA), 65.400%

 

Grade III Individual Results

Team test:

1. Hannelore Brenner/Women of the World (GER), 72.474%

Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Reno’s Ozzy Cooper. Photo (c) SusanJStickle.com

 

2. Sanne Voets/Vedet PB N.O.P. (NED), 72.053%

3. Annika Lykke Risum/Aros a Fenris (DEN), 69.868%

 

10. Angela Peavy/Ozzy Cooper (USA), 65.421%

 

Individual test:

Gold: Hannelore Brenner/Women of the World (GER), 73.610%

Silver: Sanne Voets/Vedet PB N.O.P. (NED), 73.146%

Bronze: Susanne Jensby Sunesen/Thy’s Que Faire (DEN), 71.976%

 

17. Angela Peavy/Ozzy Cooper (USA), 63.561%

 

Freestyle test:

Gold: Sanne Voets/Vedet PB N.O.P. (NED), 77.450%

Silver: Hannelore Brenner/Women of the World (GER), 76.200%

Bronze: Annika Lykke Risum/Aros a Fenris (DEN), 73.050%

 

Grade IV Individual Results

Team test:

1. Sophie Wells/Valerius (GBR), 74.595%

Susan Treabess (Winters, Calif.) and Kathryn Hill’s Kamiakin

2. Michele George/FBW Rainman (BEL), 73.643%

3. Frank Hosmar/Alphaville N.O.P. (NED), 73.167%

 

10. Susan Treabess/Kamiakin (USA), 65.833%

 

Individual test:

Gold: Michele George/FBW Rainman (BEL), 74.881%

Silver: Sophie Wells/Valerius (GBR), 74.333%

Bronze: Frank Hosmar/Alphaville N.O.P. (NED), 73.500%

 

16. Susan Treabess/Kamiakin (USA), 60.667%

 

Freestyle test:

Gold: Michele George/FBW Rainman (BEL), 78.650%

Silver: Sophie Wells/Valerius (GBR), 78.050%

Bronze: Frank Hosmar/Alphaville N.O.P. (NED), 75.950%

 

2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team

The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team (in alphabetical order):

Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan’s Willi Wesley.
Willi Wesley is a 2000 Warmblood gelding. (Grade Ib)

Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) and Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel.
Schroeter’s Romani is a 2003 Danish Warmblood mare. (Grade II)

Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn.) and Rebecca Reno’s Ozzy Cooper.
Ozzy Cooper is a 2006 Trakehner gelding. (Individual athlete Grade III)

Susan Treabess (Winters, Calif.) and Kathryn Hill’s Kamiakin.
Kamiakin is a 2005 PRE stallion. (Grade IV)

Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and her own Nice Touch.
Nice Touch is a 1995 Dutch Warmblood mare. (Grade Ia)

USA WEG Team  by Lindsay Y. McCall Photos by Sue Stickle

Learn more about the Para-Dressage discipline at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France:

Support the Team and it’s future to the 2016 Paralympics in Rio with the USET Foundation’s Jonathan Wentz Memorial Challenge:

Learn more about the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage discipline or give a tax-deductible donation to support the development of the sport with the USPEA 501(c)(3)t:

About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages Para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the Para-Equestrian umbrella.

 

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage Para-Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

 

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the Para-Equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Paralympic Games, the USPEA provides Para-Equestrians the knowledge and resources needed to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), USA Reining, and USEF which provide Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

 

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF). 

 

For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: hope@uspea.org or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

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